JuneChina Removes Pangolin Scales from Traditional Chinese Medicine List
JuneEnd Wildlife Crime
MayBiggest shark fin seizure in Hong Kong history recovers 26 tonnes
AprilEnd Pandemics Alliance
DecemberInternational Climate Finance Accelerator Award
SeptemberThe Pangolin Reports: Trafficked to Extinction
SeptemberYangtze Water Risks, Hotspots & Growth
AugustThirsty & underwater: Rising risks in the Greater Bay Area
JulyUNDP’s SDG Impact Steering Group
June114˚E Hong Kong Reef Fish
JuneGlobal Environmental Reporting Collective
AprilAre Asia’s Pension Funds Ready For Climate Change?
MarchClimate Bonds Initiative Award
JanuaryWildlife Crime Seminar 2.0
JanuaryTrading in Extinction
JanuaryHong Kong 2050 is Now
DecemberDrink without Waste 免「廢」暢飲 Reducing Single-use Plastic in Hong Kong
OctoberCRT’s Sustainable Seafood Campaign with Foodie
SeptemberShark fin will be gone from Maxim’s menus by 2020
SeptemberFair Winds Charter
China Removes Pangolin Scales from Traditional Chinese Medicine List
Pangolin scales have been removed from an official 2020 listing of ingredients approved for use in traditional Chinese medicine. This is in a key step in stamping out trade in the scaly anteater, the world’s most trafficked mammal.
End Wildlife Crime
The global initiative to “End Wildlife Crime” aims to encourage States to fill serious gaps in international law by advocating for and offering technical support to create a new global agreement on wildlife crime and amend existing international wildlife trade laws to include public health and animal health into decision making. End Wildlife Crime is an alliance of individuals and organisations that support the need for these law reforms. It is hosted by the ADMCF, overseen by a small steering group, and is chaired by John Scanlon AO, former Secretary General of CITES.
Biggest shark fin seizure in Hong Kong history recovers 26 tonnes
Hong Kong customs officials have made their largest shark fin seizure ever, uncovering 26 tonnes taken from 38,500 endangered sharks inside a pair of shipping containers from South America. The two consignments, worth HK$8.6 million (US$1.1 million), more than doubled the 12 tonnes of shark fin seized in all of 2019.
End Pandemics Alliance
ADMCF is part of a new global alliance of organisations - representing conservation, health, finance, security, agroforestry, business, technology, and communications—who have launched a global campaign to reduce the risks of pandemics by addressing the root cause of all zoonotic outbreaks - rampant wildlife trade and the destruction of wild habitat.
International Climate Finance Accelerator Award
At the Global Landscapes Forum, ADM Capital was selected as the recipient of a special award from the ICFA - International Climate Finance Accelerator programme in Luxembourg. The ICFA selection committee saw the potential that ADM Capital can bring to investments in the sustainable land use space in Asia.
The Pangolin Reports: Trafficked to Extinction
Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Here’s how this underground trade risks wiping out the species. The Pangolin Reports is the work of a nine-month investigation by more than 30 journalists in Africa, Asia, and Europe called the Global Environmental Reporting Collective.
Yangtze Water Risks, Hotspots & Growth
Rampant pollution due to rapid development in China’s socio-economic powerhouse, Yangtze River Economic Belt, has led the nation to unleash multiple policy innovations to green the river that could bring shocks and opportunities globally.
Thirsty & underwater: Rising risks in the Greater Bay Area
The Greater Bay Area is slated for ambitious growth in China’s 13th Five Year Plan (2016-2020) yet water risks and climate threats could sink its dreams. As early as 2030, these rising risks could threaten key sectors that drive the region’s GDP, which was US$1.6trn in 2018. With the GBA’s GDP estimated to grow to US$4.6trn by 2030, the report warns that careful water-nomic planning and cohesive resilience strategies are needed for a “thirsty & underwater” future.
UNDP’s SDG Impact Steering Group
SDG Impact is a UNDP flagship initiative focusing on generating and leveraging private sector capital in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). SDG Impact aims to provide investors, businesses and others with unified standards, tools, and services required to authenticate their contributions to achieving the SDGs and to identify SDG investment opportunities in emerging economies and developing countries. ADMCF's CEO Lisa Genasci is one of the UNDP's SDG Impact Steering Group members.
114˚E Hong Kong Reef Fish
On June 26th, BLOOM HK proudly launched Hong Kong's first citizen science led online directory for reef fish"114˚E Hong Kong Reef Fish Web-Portal". The Portal, which is accessible to the public will allow more people than ever to discover the beauty and diversity of the underwater world.
Global Environmental Reporting Collective
In a pioneering initiative, supported by ADMCF, journalists from Asia, Africa, and Europe have formed the Global Environmental Reporting Collective to report on both environmental degradation and species loss: two of the most important issues of our time. The Pangolin Reports is their first initiative and involves a network of journalists working on a series of reports to document the poaching, smuggling, and consumption of pangolins.
Are Asia’s Pension Funds Ready For Climate Change?
CWR, Manulife Asset Management and Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) co-authored a report on imminent threats to asset owners’ portfolios from climate and water risks.
Climate Bonds Initiative Award
Our TLFF I transaction won the Climate Bonds Initiative's 2019 Green Bond Pioneer Award, recognizing international leadership in green finance.
Wildlife Crime Seminar 2.0
On January 22nd, ADMCF brought together members of the legal community, government, NGOs, as well as financial crime and wildlife investigators to share views on how to combat the trade in illegal wildlife products through Hong Kong.
Trading in Extinction
Trading in Extinction: The Dark Side of Hong Kong's Wildlife Trade illustrates, for the first time, the extent and nature of the wildlife trade and wildlife crime in Hong Kong. Not only is the trade in legal and illegal wildlife at a significant and unsustainable scale, it is likely to get worse.
Hong Kong 2050 is Now
Civic Exchange, World Resources Institute, ADMCF and RS Group launched a new alliance, Hong Kong 2050 is Now, which seeks to increase ambition in Hong Kong’s transition towards carbon neutrality through research, education and action.
Drink without Waste 免「廢」暢飲 Reducing Single-use Plastic in Hong Kong
The Drink Without Waste positioning paper was launched on December 6th 2018 outlining strategies and actions to address the increasing mountain of waste from sealed single use beverage containers in Hong Kong. The Group also pledges to work towards 70%-90% recovery rates for PET containers and liquid cartons in Hong Kong and with all parties – government, producers, retailers, recyclers and consumers – working closely together, this increase could be achieved by 2025.
CRT’s Sustainable Seafood Campaign with Foodie
CRT has engaged Foodie on a new campaign publishing 8 articles, organising 3 events and producing 3 videos on sustainable seafood (why, what, how to find) to educate the public and encourage the industry to keep promoting these products.
Shark fin will be gone from Maxim’s menus by 2020
As a result of HKSF, WildAid and other wildlife NGO's campaign work, Hong Kong's largest restaurant group Maxim's announced that it would stop serving shark fin at all of its outlets from 01 January 2020.
Fair Winds Charter
How Civic Exchange influenced policy making to reduce ship emissions in HK 2006-2015. The "Fair Winds Charter” report documents Civic Exchange and other key stakeholders’ 10-year effort to tackle the problems of ship emissions and air pollution in HK.